@dogtrash I didn't intend to say they were out to get me; I was talking generally, otherwise I totally agree with what you said.
The only remaining point I would make is that I wish we could talk as a thread like we used to instread of doing everything separately - that way we know what comment relates to what whereas now its hard to follow some of the conversations.
2014-03-03 23:11:08Anonymous Rex (user) - rated (beautiful feet)
I didn't even know the site was down. I was out drinking some vodka. Cheers!
@Jay, yeah, I guess. But the site going down for hours helped a bit too, I think. It was like the bell ringing between rounds in boxing. I actually wondered if he pulled the site down *because* of it, or was taking the wall down again.
2014-03-03 22:37:29Jay Owen (user)
@ bib80: That's a little overdramatic. I think the system is working pretty well so far. example: There was that silly dustup yesterday and it was settled without Eli getting involved. That makes huge improvement over the old system.
@Grik - Partly agree. I knew when Eli set up this new wall that there would be, as I said in another post, a 'swinging of the pendulum' until it found a center or an equilibrium. Then another problem is putting 'a little power' in the hands of too many, which ends up, as @Pixxxie so aptly put it, like "Lord of the Flies." That's what I see here now.
Meanwhile, back at WikiFeet farm, Ms. Anistons feet are gorgeous, but it just became apparent to me that my feelings about people tend to colour my opinions about their feet, and Ms. Aniston is a case in point. I find her annoying as an actress, and she appears to becoming increasingly neurotic as she approaches middle age and remains childless and, in appears, incapable of maintaining relationships. To we common folk, a lot of these Hollywood types lead a fabulous life, with all the material possessions. But they get lonely just like us, and we have things they can only dream of, and the Dream Factory can come up short sometimes. What I'm saying is if I liked her as a person, I would love her feet even more, but I can't be bothered checking her out because overall I find her annoying. Kapish?
Read below with interest - comparing apples with oranges in some respects. Eli cannot please everyone, and it is his house after all, so he can make the rules. However, there. Is a degree of blurred lines with the rules. Some overly sensitive politically correct darlings are trying to cause an over correction regarding the dissemination of ideas, thoughts etc. I had, initially, a forlorn smirk when certain users declared anything with 'gamoto' in it must be blocked. Some of us are even being castigated for style - my Comrade Shred for example over his capital letters and similar postings. The Thought Police want to run a clean town it seems. The trouble with a clean town is that it is BORING!!! Not much humour in a clean town.
@Creator "wikiFeet is like CBS, PublicFeet is HBO. There are enough sites on the web to go around, wikiFeet is one for people who want to have normal discussions rather than share sex stories. And trust me when I say there are many wikiFeet visitors who see things my way"
Agreed this is exactly it, I think we should just agree to keep it relatively clean since their are people who don't have a foot fetish but might drop by this site to see what it's all about, and as @BackInBlack60 said
"and if/when those 'uninitiated' people come here to look, we can either be ambassadors as normal, nice people who enjoy looking at a beautiful part of the female anatomy, or can affirm the preconception that foot fetishists are 'creepy, weird sociopaths.'"
There are plenty of foot fetish sites you can visit to be as "sexually expressive" in what you write but considering this site isn't a porn site and contains celebrities curious people are more likely to use this site as a reference. I would also like to say that I think the walls are improving and the guild system is really working. Yesterday I reviewed about 150 comments and I can only think of 2 I rejected, all I could see was friendly banter, discussions on aesthetics, and even film & TV suggestions, it was really nice to see.
2014-02-27 09:54:10Lawrence2 (user)
I feel like I just witnessed God himself, the Creator of all things descend down from heaven to impart a few words of wisdom upon us, the unwashed masses. This is truly a miracle to behold and am grateful to have been here to proudly say Comment Approved!
2014-02-27 09:42:12Creator (admin)
If I may step in (as I normally don't), Look up "freedom of speech", here's what you'll find: "In practice, the right to freedom of speech is not absolute in any country and the right is commonly subject to limitations, as with libel, slander, obscenity, sedition (including, for example inciting ethnic hatred), copyright violation, revelation of information that is classified or otherwise"
You guys want to compare this thing to TV? sure, why not? wikiFeet is like CBS, PublicFeet is HBO. There are enough sites on the web to go around, wikiFeet is one for people who want to have normal discussions rather than share sex stories. And trust me when I say there are many wikiFeet visitors who see things my way.
@Tarantino - Many excellent points which will cause me to have to rethink a few positions. Certainly, the Internet is/was supposed to be the 'last bastion of true freedom' and that is quickly being lost worldwide. Also agree that the target audience of the site is fetishists, who come here freely enjoy what is still largely a closeted and looked-down-upon pleasure. The flip side of that, as I've expressed elsewhere, is that the site is now seeing some mainstream mention and promotion, and if/when those 'uninitiated' people come here to look, we can either be ambassadors as normal, nice people who enjoy looking at a beautiful part of the female anatomy, or can affirm the preconception that foot fetishists are 'creepy, weird sociopaths.' At least on the new walls, the worst of the worst is hidden from the general public and only seen by the 'insiders' of the Guild. I dunno! Will have to wait and see what happens.
@BackinBlack60, what I can say... My concern is only the lack of freedom for foot fetishists express themselves in a place that's only of interest of foot fetishists. I agree with the existence of tools to restrain the excesses - only the excesses. But along with it comes the censure that is applied over us all. I believe that, where there's a space for comments, in the internet each one is - and has to be - responsible for his own comments, and they can't fall over the shoulders of the host site. Because if this occur, little by little, the internet turns into something like a big TV, where only the owners can express themselves or control what is expressed through their "sites" or "houses", like you said. We HAVE to be free here. Even if apparently the "house" - I just can't see this big and colaborative site as someones house - has some owner. The people or companies that invest in advertising here should know that the target group for this site ARE the foot fetishists!!! The comments, precisely the comments, show this clearly. So I think avoiding association with fetishism is one hell of an empty moralism; and avoid the fetishists is like a big medieval prejudice. I can be wrong in all my perceptions in the end of the day, but until now it don't smells good to me.
@Tarantino - If we were out on the street in Amerika, I'd be fighting with @Grik (and @Voltaire, even though he's dead) to let anybody say anything they want. Sadly(?) free speech doesn't apply here, except for sockpuppets and trolls I guess, and then it's not public. As I say, "Eli's house, Eli's rules; we're guests in his house." I value the pics enough to protect the site. Can live with or without comment wall; it was quieter and more efficient without, honestly. But if it went that way again, it'd be helpful to keep a way to communicate beyond the reporting system about duplicates, etc. Or not. It was working fine after the walls fell, I guess. What to *you* think, Quentin?
@BackinBlack60, what do you think about this "patriot act" of the feet world here?
2014-02-25 11:15:47ToeSucker2013 (user)
Jennifer has the most beautiful feet in the world and such fabulous legs too!! I wouldn't mind being her personal foot masseur... Ha! Ha! Her feet look perfect, her toes are always nicely pedicured and they look so feminine. Well done, Jennifer!!... You certainly know how to keep us foot fetish guys fond of you! 😉 I have a feeling that Jennifer has a foot fetish also and likes having her beautiful feet kissed all over and a guy sucking her perfect toes. Did anyone notice how she always wears toe-rings??... To draw attention to her beautiful feet! Jennifer, I soooo would... If only u would let me! 😍
2014-02-23 22:49:2654 (user)
Oh, I got it! I think it's Ginnifer Goodwin.
2014-02-23 22:48:1554 (user)
@mcsunz1984 One is Drew Barrymore The other Girl... I'm stumped. Anyone know?